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Know Your Tests: College Entrance Exams

Know Your Tests: College Entrance Exams

As you prepare for college, you'll encounter at least one (and probably more than one) of the following college entrance exams: PSAT/NMSQT: Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Assessment Test ...

By Kay Peterson, Ph.D.
Published September 4, 2008
Everyday SAT Prep

Everyday SAT Prep

There are many parts of a successful college application, the most important of which is high school grades. The second most important part is the SAT score. The SAT is typically ...

By William Sullivan
Published December 31, 2012
The ACT: Why You Should Consider This SAT Alternative

The ACT: Why You Should Consider This SAT Alternative

For years the ACT has existed in the shadow of the more popular SAT. This may now be changing. Find out why you should pay attention to the ACT. The ACT ...

By Bridget Kulla
Published April 23, 2007
Know Your Grad School Exams

Know Your Grad School Exams

Learn everything you need to know to start the graduate school process.

By Chris Diehl
Published January 15, 2016
Summer SAT/ACT Prep You Can Do at the Beach

Summer SAT/ACT Prep You Can Do at the Beach

Check out this summertime test prep you can do at the beach.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published May 8, 2015
How to Fail an Exam

How to Fail an Exam

Your new mantra: Reviewing answers, good. Dwelling on questions, bad.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published October 2, 2015
Preparing for the SAT/ACT

Preparing for the SAT/ACT

The SAT and ACT measure what you have learned over the course of many years. While no amount of cramming can turn a 200 into an 800, organized preparation can go ...

By Mike Pugh
Published September 4, 2008
Are test-preparation courses worth the cost?

Are test-preparation courses worth the cost?

An expert's opinion on the worth of test preparation courses.

Mark Kantrowitz
Published October 16, 2009
Last-Minute PSAT Prep

Last-Minute PSAT Prep

Test day is fast approaching, but there's still time to study. Whether you're well-prepared, semi-prepared or not at all prepared, we have several last-minute prep strategies that can help you boost ...

By Chris Diehl
Published September 4, 2008
Your SAT Essay Outline

Your SAT Essay Outline

Get a head start on your SAT essay outline.

By Jason Moreno
Published March 10, 2009
What Your GRE Score Means

What Your GRE Score Means

Find out what your GRE score means.

By Molly Seltzer
Published January 20, 2016
Getting Ahead Over Summer Break

Getting Ahead Over Summer Break

Utilize the summer between your junior and senior year in high school to prepare for your college search and the college admissions process.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published April 15, 2015
MCAT Test Information and Registration Dates 2016

MCAT Test Information and Registration Dates 2016

MCAT Test Information and Registration Dates 2011.

Published January 21, 2016
GRE Strategy: Overview

GRE Strategy: Overview

After the SAT you may have uttered, "Glad I never have to go through THAT again!" But, if you plan to attend graduate school, you'll experience much of that same test-taking ...

By Chris Diehl
Published January 20, 2016
College Planning for High School Sophomores

College Planning for High School Sophomores

While sophomore year isn’t the time to begin your full-blown college search, it’s the perfect time to get a jump start on the process. During this year, you can transform yourself ...

Published June 27, 2014
July Checklist for Soon-to-Be High School Seniors

July Checklist for Soon-to-Be High School Seniors

Summer is a great time to gain a head start so that once the school year comes, you won’t be overwhelmed with the college applications process.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published June 23, 2014
Registering for the GRE 2015 - 2016

Registering for the GRE 2015 - 2016

Registering for the GRE.

Published January 21, 2016
PLAN for the ACT

PLAN for the ACT

What is the PLAN? The PLAN is a curriculum-based test that covers material commonly taught in the classroom. It measures what you have learned and how well you can use that ...

By Bridget Kulla
Published September 4, 2008
The College Admissions Process

The College Admissions Process

Learn how to navigate and survive the college admissions process.

By CampusCompare.com
Published March 9, 2009
Fun, Smart Summer Reading Lists for Students

Fun, Smart Summer Reading Lists for Students

Summer may be your chance to take a break from school, but you can still continue your learning over the summer and have fun at the same time. High school students ...

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published May 20, 2014